The Return of Rex and Ethel
Publication Date: April 2000
Pepper and Belle have grown up in two houses, side by side-neighbor girls. Their dogs, Rex and Ethel, have grown up in two doghouses, side by side-neighbor dogs. But Rex and Ethel are old, and when they reach the end of their dog lives, they leave behind their beloved girls. In the hearts of Pepper and Belle, however, the dogs never stray far, inspiring the girls to find a unique way to commemorate their much-loved and forever-missed pets. •From a recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children •Conveys an important message about coping with the death of a pet
Arnold Adoff is the recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children for the body of his work. He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio. To learn more, please visit www.arnoldadoff.com.